Varadero Weather May Averages, Cuba
- Temperature 25°C 77°F
- High Temperature 30°C 86°F
- Low Temperature 20°C 68°F
- Day Temperature 27°C 81°F
- Night Temperature 23.5°C 74°F
- Sunshine Hours 9 hours
- Rainfall 20 mm
- Rainfall Days 7 days
- Sea Temperature 27°C 81°F
What's The Weather Like In Varadero In May
May in Varadero is the beginning of the wetter season where the temperatures start to rise towards the highs of 31°C. The weather at this time of year can include cyclones and hurricanes towards the end of the hot wet season.
Temperatures here are warm all year round due to the proximity to the equator and the main monthly difference is the rainfall. Average rainfall is 20mm that falls over just 7 days in sudden storms and cloud bursts. The rest of the days will be sunny and fine. Due to the increasing rainfall there are many activities that are indoors and away from the beach.
The average temperature this month is 25°C that sits between the average high/low temperatures of 20°C and 30°C. Next month sees the highest average temperatures of 31°C that will remain for the next few months and the night time low will also increase in to the low 20s.
The average sea temperature has risen to 27°C heading to the high of 30°C in August when it will start to drop slightly to the end of the year and the cooler temperatures of the dry season. During May the average sunshine hours remain at 9 and drop to 8 by the end of the month.
You can expect to see foggy days every month in Varadero and in May there will be 21 days with fog. This is due to the cooling breezes and the higher temperatures.
Varadero Hotels In May
Hotel Playa Caleta
The Hotel Playa Caleta is located in the Avenida Kawama and 25 kilometres from the airport and is an all inclusive hotel for all food and drink and several activities including volleyball, darts, ping pong and mini-golf, kids club, daily entertainment and shows, kayaking, catamarans, windsurfing and snorkelling. Swim in the pool and let the kids play in their own pool.
All rooms have a balcony and have air conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar, hair dryer and bathroom amenities kit. The hotel faces the Paso Malo Channel with a landscaped tropical garden. Other amenities include a night club, cafeteria, bar and restaurant, Club House, salsa lessons and a tour booking desk.
Hotel Roc Barlovento
Located on the beach front and just a few metres form the centre of Varadero is the Hotel Roc Barlovento. This is an adult's only address for people over 16 years of age. The all inclusive price includes your air conditioned room and food and drink from the 4 restaurants and 4 bars. You can enjoy buffet style from La Hacienda and El Framboyan and a la carte dinner from La Mama and El Cactus. The Lobby Bar is open 24 hours a day. Other inclusions include all non-motorised water sports, volleyball, beach volleyball, basketball, tennis, water polo and football. All of the rooms are air conditioned with a balcony and seating outdoors, satellite TV and a small fridge.
Bars And Restaurants
Casa de Al Capone
The Casa de Al Capone is a restaurant in a home was owned by Al Capone that serves great paella and other Cuban selections such as seafood and meats. The walls are lined with clippings and articles and Al Capone and his Cuban hideaway. Views of the beach add to the overall ambience of the place and the bus stops at the door.
Xanadu is a trip back to 1927 when this amazing building was started and it is the Varadero Golf Club Course Club House. On the ground floor is an a la carte restaurant open from 12 noon to 10:30pm. Located on the 3rd floor is the Panoramic Bar with live music and cocktails and other drinks. The Lobster Dupont is a favourite.
Things To Do In Varadero In May
The nature lover definitely needs to visit the Zapata Peninsula where you will find the largest wetlands in the Caribbean. The Zapata Swamp is a piece of land in Montemar National Park that is home to the world's smallest bird, the Bee Hummingbird and more than 200 species of birds, 16 reptile species and many other introduced and native animals. This area is an important area for migratory birds and the largest area in the Cuba. The area was declared a Biosphere Reserve in 200 and is an important natural reserve for the entire world to see. Take your camera and binoculars as you will have great opportunities for seeing and photographing the flora and fauna.
Centro Todo en uno
A fun place for the kids and the whole family is the Centro Todo en uno that is an amusement park with fun rides and a shopping mall. Many locals come here and for a busy and fun day go on the weekend or for a quieter experience go during the week. Enjoy the roller coaster, Montana Rusa, bumper cars, merry go round, baseball batting, arcade games and a bowling alley. There is a restaurant, snack bars, pizza place as well as a great playground for the kids.
Diving in Varadero
If you love the ocean and are interested in diving different places then Diving in Varadero can be a rewarding experience. The best place near Varadero for good diving is east of the Hicacos peninsula where you can several wrecked ships, some sunk intentionally to form a marine park for underwater fauna such as corals and sponges.
The Bonaci reef is 30 metres deep and here are the remains of a wreck, a German merchant ship sunk in 1943 during WWII. You will see large corals, gorgonians and sponges as well as lots of reef fish and other local marine life. There are 4 diving centres in Varadero and all carry equipment for rent and can take you on diving tours to various locations around the peninsula. Some offer lessons and accreditation for beginners and experienced divers.